Qu'est-ce qu'ils allaient s'ennuyer

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Qu'est-ce qu'ils allaient s'ennuyer

Qu'est-ce qu'ils allaient s'ennuyer is not a question? Do you have a lesson on that? Thank you.
Asked 4 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Dzoan !

We don't have a lesson on this yet, but here's an explanation :)

Qu'est-ce que or Comme can both be used to introduce exclamative sentences such as "How bored were they going to get!" or "How nice are you!":
Comme tu es gentil!
Qu'est-ce que tu es gentil!


Here's a link to a related lesson on how to express exclamations with "What a...!":
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-what-a-with-quel-quelle-quels-quelles

À bientôt !
AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I’m really late to the party here (by four years) but in UK English "How bored were they going to get" and "How nice are you" sound quite odd as statements. I think you’d use that subject-noun inversion more often for a question and for an exclamation, it’d be non-inverted "How bored they were..!" "How nice you are!"

Qu'est-ce qu'ils allaient s'ennuyer

Qu'est-ce qu'ils allaient s'ennuyer is not a question? Do you have a lesson on that? Thank you.

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